Partner in the housing corporate services team
I am a member of the team that delivers corporate, governance, regulatory and charity law advice to housing associations, charities and not-for-profit businesses. I work particularly closely with boards and executive teams on their strategy and direction. I also deliver major projects such as stock transfers, group structures and mergers, corporate and funding structuring for business growth, governance reviews, joint ventures and collaborations between organisations.
I spent the first years of my career as a corporate lawyer specialising in private equity. Since joining Anthony Collins Solicitors in 2004, I’ve used my corporate and commercial expertise and experience to support our housing and third sector clients across a wide range of projects including strategy and direction, governance reviews, stock transfers, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and group structures.
‘Victoria Jardine is excellent – commercial and pragmatic while always keenly focused on achieving the right outcomes for her clients.’ Legal 500, 2021
"Victoria Jardine is an excellent leader whose approach is both professional and pragmatic, with a clear focus on delivering her clients' objectives." "She is pragmatic and commercial." Chambers and Partners, 2021
On 18 May 2020, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to all social housing residents in England (residents).
Housing associations must continue to deliver core functions effectively and compliantly notwithstanding the uncertainty over the standards to which you will be held in the future.
Joint ventures present an opportunity for housing associations to build organisational capacity, the revenues from which could help deliver on wider social housing commitments.
The package will include a 2-3 hour workshop providing relevant advice and guidance and practical examples to enable your Board Members and Executive Team to understand the implications of the new Regulatory Framework.
Many of the proposals set out in the 2014 consultation (see our e-briefing on this here) have been carried through into the new Regulatory Framework documents, which will take effect on 1 April 2015 (as expected).
The key revised changes are: Robust and effective risk management approaches built around "multi-variate" stress testing that should be live tools for RPs as they pursue their businesses.
In the past, the Housing Corporation/HCA has supported RPs that may otherwise be stricken, primarily by increasing grant rates.
Final proposals are to be published by October, with April 2015 as the earliest date for the introduction of fees.
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